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The CROWN Fits

The CROWN Fits

Ambitious, efficient and ruthless—Himanta Biswa Sarma represents the new-age BJP leader as the party continues to dream of complete domination of the political landscape

21 May 2021
Subaltern Dignity Not Hindutva

Subaltern Dignity Not Hindutva

The BJP may have lost in West Bengal, but it has grown. Why? Because it moved into a gap in the polity: caste. And the poor are not brainwashed sheep.

21 May 2021

First Bloom Of Lotus

The BJP marks its presence in the land of Periyar

Wonder Woman As The Masked Crusader

Wonder Woman As The Masked Crusader

BJP wants to restrict potential challenger Mamata to the state and away from the Centre, as a unified Opposition begins to coalesce

21 May 2021

Congress Forms 5-Member Panel To Evaluate Party’s Rout In Assembly Polls

The Congress also formed a 13-member task force, chaired by senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad to oversee the party’s Covid relief

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15 May 2021
The Dravidian Wall

The Dravidian Wall

Patience, experience pay off for DMK’s Stalin


15 May 2021
Prince Who Finally Became King

Prince Who Finally Became King

Stalin leads from the front to bring the DMK back to power


15 May 2021
Two In The Muddle

Two In The Muddle

Anti-CAA sentiment fails to dislodge the BJP from Dispur, while a stronger opposition in the assembly promises fireworks.


15 May 2021
Serving Them A Full-Bodied Cuppa

Serving Them A Full-Bodied Cuppa

The BJP did well to hold on to its 60 seats. A split of votes between the Congress-led front and the AJP-RD alliance saved their skin.


15 May 2021
Captain @99

Captain @99

In the country’s red bastion, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan beats history and opponents with relative ease


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15 May 2021
The Other Pinarayi

The Other Pinarayi

It was his pragmatic, non-dogmatic ways that got the swing votes


15 May 2021
All These Small, Left-Leaning Flowers

All These Small, Left-Leaning Flowers

Anger against the TMC helped the BJP in 2019. Widespread fear of its agenda torpedoed its chances now.


15 May 2021
Game Over, Or Halftime?

Game Over, Or Halftime?

A spectacular victory is won over a redoubtable foe. Mamata now faces a full-blown tussle with the BJP, her only adversary in Bengal.


15 May 2021
What Did I Do!

What Did I Do!

The clueless and rudderless Grand Old Party continues to stumble from one electoral defeat to another


15 May 2021
Broken Arrow

Broken Arrow

Turning the assembly polls, especially in Bengal, into a sort of ultimate test of its ­political might has ­exposed glitches in the BJP’s...


15 May 2021
Positive Result, Negative Time

Positive Result, Negative Time

How does the Outlook cover get decided? Through tough debate, deeply felt opinions, a sense of the public mood. The dilemma this time: should we foreground...


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03 May 2021
Nandigram Assembly Result: Mamata Banerjee Alleges ‘Cheating’, To Move Court

Nandigram Assembly Result: Mamata Banerjee Alleges ‘Cheating’, To Move Court

West Bengal Assembly Polls 2021: TMC chief Mamata Banerjee lost to her former confidant and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari in Nandigram


02 May 2021
NDA Set To Form Govt In Puducherry, Bags 13 Seats

NDA Set To Form Govt In Puducherry, Bags 13 Seats

The AINRC secured 10, BJP three, DMK three, Congress two and the independents four.


02 May 2021
Supporters Flout Covid Norms, Celebrate Poll Victories

Supporters Flout Covid Norms, Celebrate Poll Victories

Thumbing their noses at the raging pandemic, supporters of political parties celebrate victories in Chennai, Kolkata and Guwahati


02 May 2021
TMC Set For Crushing Victory In Bengal; BJP Poised To Win Assam, Puducherry; TN Votes For DMK; Left Retains Kerala

TMC Set For Crushing Victory In Bengal; BJP Poised To Win Assam, Puducherry; TN Votes For DMK; Left Retains Kerala

The counting of votes for the assembly polls in four states and a union territory is being taken up at a time when the country is grappling with a raging COVID...


02 May 2021
Mamata Banerjee Trails BJP Rival Suvendu Adhikari In Nandigram By 3460 Votes

Mamata Banerjee Trails BJP Rival Suvendu Adhikari In Nandigram By 3460 Votes

Another 15 rounds of counting will take place in Nandigram before the result is announced.


02 May 2021
Assembly Elections 2021: Amid Tight Security, Counting Of Votes Underway In Four States, One UT

Assembly Elections 2021: Amid Tight Security, Counting Of Votes Underway In Four States, One UT

Counting of votes for the Assembly elections in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry began at 8 am today


30 April 2021
Assam Diary

Assam Diary

‘Trillion waale bhaiyya’…they called him finally. A Congress media in-charge feared Assam may not be his cup of tea, but finds meaning, camaraderie,...


29 April 2021
West Bengal Goes To Polls In Last Phase, Fate Of 283 Candidates To Be Sealed

West Bengal Goes To Polls In Last Phase, Fate Of 283 Candidates To Be Sealed

A total of 35 seats go to polls in the last phase of West Bengal Assembly elections today but the focus largely is on the 11 seats in the Birbhum district,...


07 May 2021
'Despite Some Anti-Incumbency, We Are Overwhelmingly Popular'

'Despite Some Anti-Incumbency, We Are Overwhelmingly Popular'

Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP and national spokesperson Sukhendu Sekhar Roy speaks to Snigdhendu Bhattacharya on the West Bengal assembly elections 2021.


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